PE  BW Forsyth Partners

     Office Locations:

8040 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-726-2152
Fax: 314-726-2132



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Founded in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners is a $100 million fund that focuses on investing in small- to middle-market companies that have EBITDA in the range of $5 million to $10 million. BW Forsyth invests in companies that have revenue of up to $300 million and an EBITDA of up to $25 million. EBITDA is typically between $1MM - $20MM for add-on acquisitions. Since 2009 the firm has completed 22 acquisitions and currently operates four companies in the capital and component equipment and insurance services sectors. Target industries include manufacturing, business services, distribution, automation, financial services/insurance and healthcare services and administration. The firm pursues a 'hybrid' investment approach that offers more value creation capabilities through operational improvements and strategy development and relies less on 'maxing out' financial leverage to produce returns. A relationship with Barry-Wehmiller Companies (a $1.4B diversified capital equipment manufacturer), enables the firm to provide 'strategic' resources without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of portfolio companies.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Arthur Rybak Associate
    Brian Holthouse Vice President
    Chet Walker Senior Managing Director
    Drew Frailey Vice President
    Hunter Powell Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

      Baldwin Technology Company
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      Cor Partners
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      Engle Martin & Associates
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      Hawkeye Pedershaab Concrete Technologies Worldwide
        web link

      Machine Solutions
        web link


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